Stealth Update in Watsonville Tomorrow
Betcha didn’t know about any of this. That’s why I call it the Stealth Update. RWQCB hearing in Watsonville tomorrow. Car pools are forming if you’re interested in attending or check the email addresses below if you wish to send in public comment. Make sure your email states that you want this presented to the whole board as public comment. Speak now or forever – and I mean that literally – keep your silence and forget about your rights: they’ll be toast and all of California will become Los Osos.
March 20 item 18 onsite septic regulation--- tell the board to "table it now"
Watsonville City Council Chambers275 Main Street - 4th Floor (new bldg)Watsonville, CA 95076 ( map on the water board site)
If you can't attend the meeting Friday in Watsonville please email or fax a message to protest the Water Board resolution #R3-2009-0012 and the onsite septic systems criteria developed in May 2008. You must have your voice heard and your message 'on the record' to protect your property rights.
Citizens for Clean Water www.citizens4cleanwater.org Gail McPherson 805-534-1913
Water board site http://www.swrcb.ca.gov/rwqcb3/
Staff contact Sorrel Marks
Ombudsman - Michael Thomas at 805 542-4623
FAX: Before the meeting-----788-3511
Day of meeting: 831-761-0736
A hearing to complete the adoption of the costly AB 885 revisions in Sacramento is on hold for now, thanks to recent bills introduced, but our Region 3 Central Coast Regional Water Board is adopting more stringent regulations than AB 885 state standards require, by amending the regional basin plan septic criteria (Resolution R3-2008-06 approved by the board in May 2008) and the final approval of the implementation regulations R3-2009-0012.
This is the only opportunity citizens and communities in our region will have to stop the costly onsite regulations from being adopted.
Let the water board know that this resolution should be tabled now. New legislation is challenging statewide standards (AB 885) and this local effort is not essential, urgent and should be vetted along with the State plans for impacts.
This will impact property owners, builders and agriculturalists in San Martin, San Lorenzo Valley, Carmel Valley, Carmel Highlands, Prunedale, El Toro, Shandon, Templeton, Santa Margarita, Garden Farms, Los Osos, Baywood, Park, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Upper Santa Ynez Valley, Los Olivos and Ballard---as well as all septic systems in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties and parts of adjoining counties.